where T(t) is the total torque applied on the rotor.
The back EMF is proportional to speed :
Ke : electromotive constant (V.rad−1.s)
The motor torque is proportional to current :
KT : Torque constant (N.m.A−1)
The mechanical power produced by the DC motor is Tmω=KTiω. The electric power Pe=vi delivered by the source goes into heat loss in the resistance R, into stored magnetic energy in the inductance L and the remaining quantity iKeω is converted in mechanical energy Tmω. It leads to Tmω=KTiω=Keiω whether KT=Ke=Kϕ (Chiasson2005).
Motor Bloc Diagram
Motor control : cascaded strategy
The control synthesis is inspired by Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor control synthesis based on cascaded control synthesis. Due to frequency separation the control can be divided into two control loops. The inner loop control the electrical dynamic while the outer loop treats the mechanical dynamic. Generally the the electrical dynamics is neglected and the mechanical dynamics is considered only. However in the case where motor resistance is low, this strategy can damage the motor.
Electrical dynamics control
The objective is to control the motor torque Tm(t). Indeed Tm(t)=Kϕi(t) the motor torque is imposed by the current.
With the assumption that the mechanical dynamic is slower the the electrical one, one has :
The velocity ω can then be considered as constant from the point of view of the electrical dynamics.
Feedback control with integral action
The electrical dynamics is given by
The control objective is to ensure i⋆=iref, where i⋆ is the current steady state and iref is the current reference. To ensure zero steady state error, an integral action is necessary. The principle is to insert an integral action the the feed-forward loop between the error compactor and the process (Ogata2010). The control scheme is given by :
to be identified with the classical second order characteristic equation
where ωn is the desired closed loop natural frequency and ζ the damping coefficient.
Mechanical dynamics control
Assuming the electrical control has been correctly synthesized with respect to frequency separation principle, which means that the closed loop electrical dynamics is faster than the mechanical desired dynamics, then the mechanical dynamics control synthesis can be designed without considering the closed loop electrical system. The control scheme can be simplified as :
The mechanical dynamics is
The control synthesis is similar than the one proposed for the electrical dynamics with ε˙ω=ωref−ω leading to